Nikon D90 vs. D300 : DSLR Battle !

TechPinas' Definitive Comparison Table between Nikon D90 and Nikon D300


Detail/Feature

Nikon D90

Nikon D300

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Dimensions/
Weight

5.3 x 4.1 x 3 inches
703 g

5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 inches
925 g

LCD Screen
and Resolution

3 inches
920,000

3 inches
922,000

Pixels

12.3 Megapixels

12.3 Megapixels

Sensor Size

23.6 x 15.8 mm

23.6 x 15.8 mm

Resolution

4288 x 2848

4288 x 2848

Digital Multiplier

1.5x

1.5x

AutoFocus

Nikon Multi-CAM1000 with 11 focus points

Nikon Multi-CAM3500 DX with 51 focus points

Shutter

1/4000 - 30 sec

1/8000 - 30 sec

ISO Settings

Auto, 200 - 3200 ~ plus 6400 with boost

Auto, 200 - 3200 ~ 100 - 6400 with boost

Flash GN

12 m ISO 100

12 m ISO 100

Uncompressed
File Format

Available, RAW

Available, RAW and TIFF

ViewFinder

Pentaprism, 96% coverage, 0.96x magnification

Pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.94x magnification

HDMI port

Yes

Yes

Memory Card
Slot

SD/SDHC

CF (Type I or II)

Metering

3D Matrix II, Center weighted, Spot

3D Matrix II, Center weighted, Spot

White Balance

12 positions, 5 manual preset and Kelvin

6 positions, plus manual preset and Kelvin

Shutter

1/4000 - 30 sec

1/8000 - 30 sec

Sample Photos

Click HERE

Click HERE

Wireless Flash Control

Possible via built-in flash

Possible via built-in flash

Movie Mode
Video Capture

Yes, HD

No

Exposure Compensation

-5 to +5 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

-5 to +5 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Lens Type

Nikkor AF / F-mount, D-Type

Nikkor AF / F-mount, D-Type

Continuous Drive

4.5 fps or 1-4 fps

6 fps (8fps with battery pack)

Battery Type

Nikon EN-EL3e

Nikon EN-EL3e

Self-Timer

2, 5, 10 or 20 sec

2 to 20 sec

Year Released
(Global)

2008

2007

Price in Philippines
(Body)

Roughly Php 45,000

Around Php 74,000

TP Verdict:

Just looking at this comparative chart, it appears that Nikon D90 offers many features of Nikon D300 at almost half the price. On top of this, D90 also supports HD video capture - recording cinematic-quality movie clips at up to 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) - a feature both unnecessary and welcomed on a DSLR. Honestly, if I were to choose between the two (even if I had enough money to blow on D300), I'd get Nikon D90.

How about you? Which of these two are you more likely to purchase? Please leave your comment below.



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